Nike Boys Lacrosse Camp at Otterbein University
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Only twenty minutes from Columbus, in the Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky beltway this location is ideal for all regional players in the area. With excellent playing fields and air conditioned dorms, campers will get a true taste of college life. The playing talent is rich in the Midwest, Colin Hartnett and his staff can’t wait to help campers reach a new level of play.
Otterbein University is a private, liberal arts college located 16 miles north of downtown Columbus in Westerville, OH. As a NCAA Division III member of the Ohio Athletic Conference, the Otterbein Men’s Lacrosse Team is beginning it’s ninth season of varsity competition in the spring of 2018. The Otterbein men's lacrosse program, fresh off a third straight NCAA appearance and second straight Ohio Athletic Conference championship is excited to offer a Nike Lacrosse Camp this summer.
- Complete Skills Camp for Boys Ages 10-14
- Superior instruction from College Coaches
- 8:1 camper to instructor on field ratio
- Daily emphasis on fundamentals, position training, drills and scrimmages
- Team discount available
- Special goalie instruction and discounts available
- Reversible mesh Nike practice jersey
- Nike and STX Prizes for outstanding play, sportsmanship and improvement
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Camp Director Colin Hartnett
Colin Hartnett begins his seventh season as head men's lacrosse coach at Otterbein. The Cardinals have gone 57-43 under Hartnett since the school's first season in 2010.View Colin Hartnett's Bio ⟩
This run of success has included three-straight trips to the NCAA Division III Tournament and back-to-back Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) Tournament titles in 2014 and 2015. His squad also earned the 2014 OAC regular-season championship.
Hartnett has guided the Cardinals to three-consecutive season with 12 or more victories, capturing the inaugural OAC Tournament crown in 2014 with a 13-8 win over John Carroll. Otterbein had 10 all-conference players last spring, including the Co-Offensive Player of the Year.
Hartnett came to Otterbein from St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, N.Y. where he had been the assistant coach for the men’s lacrosse team since graduating from the College of Wooster in 2003.
In his five years at St. John Fisher, Hartnett helped build a team from the ground up and take it to the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) playoffs three years in a row and to a school best 11-3 record in 2008.
He served as the offensive coordinator in 2004 and 2005 at St. John Fisher, and as the defensive coordinator since 2006. While offensive coordinator, the team finished the 2005 season averaging 10.8 goals a game, an increase over the 8.3 average in 2004. As defensive coordinator, the defensive unit improved to 28th of 130 teams in the country, allowing just 7.3 goals an outing in 2008, a sharp drop from the 13.4 average in 2004.
Hartnett, a native of Canandaigua, N.Y, received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Wooster in 2003. He earned four varsity letters in lacrosse, finishing his career as the school’s fourth all-time leading scorer. As a freshman, Hartnett scored 52 points and was runner-up for the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) Newcomer of the Year award. He was a two-time member of the All-NCAC team and served as team captain his junior season.
This summer, Otterbein is offering one session of overnight and extended day camp (9:00am-9:00pm) for ages 10-14.
OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES
• 3 nights lodging • All meals
• Reversible Nike practice jersey
EXTENDED DAY CAMP AMENITIES
• Lunch & dinner
• Reversible Nike practice jersey
• Camp hours: SUN 2PM-9PM, MON-TUE 9AM-9PM, WED 9AM-11:30AM
A detailed camper registration packet containing check-in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers prior to camp. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.
Check-in takes place for all campers at the Campus Center on Sunday, July 15th between 1:00-2:00pm.
There will be a closing ceremony at the field on Wednesday, July 18th at 11:00am. Overnight Campers check-out from the dorm immediately following.
Extended Day Campers
On the first day of camp, extended day campers should arrive at the check-in time dressed to play. All other days, the arrival time is 8:45am. Extended day campers depart at 9:00pm (lunch and dinner included). Drop off and pick up locations will be provided at check-in.
Daily Schedule: SUN 2PM-9PM, MON-TUE 9AM-9PM, WED 9AM-11:30AM
Campers stay in double rooms (2 per room) and will be assigned by age and roommate requests. If you have a roommate request and have not notified us, please do so no later than 10 days before the start of camp. As much as we try to take care of each and every camper, roommate requests are not guaranteed! If you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!
Note: AC in dorms (No Portable Fan Needed)
The staff live in the dormitories with the campers and participate in all activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.
Team Discount: If five or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $25 discount. Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.
Goalie Discount: To ensure each session has enough goalies for drills and scrimmages, all goalies automatically qualify for a special $50 discount. You can call 1-800-645-3226 to receive the goalie discount over the phone or you can indicate that you are eligible for the goalie discount in the “comments” field when registering via our secure website. Goalie discount cannot be combined with any other discount.
Note: These two discounts cannot be combined.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30 am Breakfast (Overnighters)
- 9:00 am Stretching and Conditioning
- 9:30 am Line Drills and Stations
- 10:30 am Position Work
- Noon Lunch and rest
- 1:30 pm 1v1, 2v2, and fastbreaks
- 3:00 pm Drill Stations and scrimmaging
- 5:00 pm Dinner and supervised free time
- 6:30 pm Back to fields for games
- 9:00 pm Extended Day Campers depart
- 10:00 pm Overnight Campers to rooms; Lights out!
Otterbein University, located in Westerville, Ohio, is a four-year private institution founded in 1847. Less than 30 minutes from Columbus, Otterbein has a warm and friendly small-town atmosphere while remaining conveniently located to a large metropolitan city. With 140 acres of beautiful and historic campus along with top notch facilities, Otterbein provides a great environment for a lacrosse camp.
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The coaches we awesome!
July 20, 2017: I loved the drills and the coaches were awesome! I made a lot of new friends, learned how to improve my shots on goal and got great feedback.
— Eric D. Camper
Small group instruction!
July 29, 2016: The small group instruction was good- my son learned a lot in that format. The Nike Lacrosse Camps have excellent instruction and coaching. They really know how to run a camp correctly. We will be back next summer!
— Josh K. Parent
Wonderful experience at camp!
July 28, 2016: My son had an overall wonderful experience at camp! The coach did a great job from the very beginning, laying the ground rules for respecting others, having fun, and building skills. He had a blast, learned a lot, and had fun making some new friends. I was very impressed with the caliber of all the coaches and how everything ran so smoothly. Each day, he walked away with stories of specific new, high-level skills & tips he learned from the coaches. We definitely plan to return next year as an overnight camper. This time he was a day camper, because he was hesitant to do overnight when we registered for the 1st time. But within 10 minutes upon arrival, he wanted to be an overnight camper, having already made some friends.
— Ian B. Parent
Had a blast!
July 22, 2015: Otterbein did a great job with their lacrosse camp. They taught the boys teamwork and best of all the kids had a blast.
— Paige D. Parent
July 22, 2015: When I picked up my son each night from camp he was so excited about what he had learned. He made new friends and an absolute fun time at camp, and became a stronger athlete and lacrosse player.
— Joseph C. Parent
Great coach/player ratio.
July 21, 2015: Coaches interacted with players a ton. A lot of lacrosse prizes were awarded through out the camp, which was fun! The coach to player ratio was great.
— Collin T. Camper
July 20, 2015: This was our sons first Nike camp and he had a great experience. Definitely would recommend this for next year!
— Luke G. Parent
July 19, 2015: Blink and the day was over - always moving, always having fun, worked hard, played hard. Thx!
— Kyle G. Camper
July 22, 2014: My son absolutely had a great time! He loved the coaches and learned alot; he also had alot of fun too!!! Couldnt be happier with how it worked.
— Will M. Parent